Marianne Taylor Bio
Marianne Taylor is a Roots music promoter from Raleigh, NC. It is her love for the music, musicians, and fans that shows throughout all that she does. Because of this passion, her strong work ethic, and her honesty, artists' agents are eager to work with Taylor and have been very loyal to her, sending their best acts to Raleigh. She has also built a strong fanbase over the years.
Taylor has lived primarily in Raleigh for 14 years, having moved from Virginia. She lived in Nashville, Tennessee for one year from 2002 - 2003.
Before moving to Nashville, Taylor booked many cover bands and 4 of the Triangle area's better venues for cover bands. Heading into the Winter months of 2002, all 4 venues terminated most their music until Spring. It was at that time that Taylor decided to move to Nashville to broaden her knowledge of national Roots artists. Upon returning to Raleigh, she started bringing the music that she loved to Raleigh as a promoter. Some of the well-known acts that she has brought to Raleigh in the last 4 years are listed on the PREVIOUS SHOWS page.
For 3 years (from November 2003) Marianne Taylor was assistant to the owner of The Pour House Music Hall, handling all of the show promotions, advertising, web site, media, washing windows, trash removal, and anything else that needed doing, in addition to promoting her own Roots music shows.
In October of 2006, Hideaway BBQ opened and Taylor left her position at The Pour House to concentrate solely on anything having to do with music at Hideaway. Prior to opening, owner Palmer Stacy, had her on a retainer for 18 months, wanting only Taylor to buy talent for Hideaway. For the 15 months that Hideaway was open. it became known as one of the premier Roots music venues in the country. Taylor handled every aspect of the music that was brought to Hideaway including booking, promoting, web site, My Space page, advertising, advancing shows, band hospitality, customer relations, advance ticket sales, weekly email, running the door, settling with bands, securing sound and security, and anything else that needed doing. Hideaway closed on January 19, 2008 and Taylor moved her shows primarily to the Berkeley Café. She has also put shows at the Lincoln Theatre and Slim’s Downtown.
We will no longer be able to park in the lot behind the Berkeley. The very nice lady who owned it and let us park there at night, no longer owns it. The new owners have a towing company taking vehicles out. Soooo...until further notice, you will need to find a spot on the street (there is parking all around the little park in front of the Berkeley and on the side streets). There is also a parking garage within a couple of blocks. All street parking is free after 5 PM.
Tickets available at the door for Monday night's show with James McMurtry (full band) and opener Joe Pug. The all-ages show starts at 8 PM.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR ABIGAIL WASHBURN W/ MANDOLIN ORANGE TOMORROW (THURSDAY, 1/13) @ 8 PM - BERKELEY CAFE
Wanda Jackson will be appearing on the David Letterman show on January 20 and on Conan on January 25. Jack White & The Third Man House Band will back her on both of these shows.
JASON & THE SCORCHERS , STACIE COLLINS , TERRY ANDERSON & THE OLYMPIC ASS-KICKIN TEAM THIS COMING SATURDAY AT BERKELEY CAFE!
JEANNE JOLLY & HER MISTLETOES W/ Special Guests MATT DOUGLAS & THE PROCLIVITIES - Holiday Extravaganza 12/19
Three big shows have been added this week to the calendar at Berkeley Cafe and I'm really excited. Friday, Dec. 17 brings Zac Brown Band compadres CLAY COOK & LEVI LOWREY. Saturday, Jan. 8, the one and only JASON & THE SCORCHERS are coming. Last, but not least, is CASEY DONAHEW BAND on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Oh boy!
Believing that tonight's show with Great American Taxi will be one of the best of the year, a new email has been posted under the Musical Happenings section, telling more about the band. Check it out an then come to Berkeley Cafe for the 8 PM all-ages show. There is no opener. Tickets are $12 at the door.